We anchored next to them and invited them over. We celebrated aboard the Adamo with mimosas and lots of stories and laughs. Ian and Tracy had a horrible experience with laying their boat up for hurricane season in Antigua. They hired the same guy we used to bottom paint the Adamo there last April. They paid him $100 up front and $50 per month to check on the boat in the yard. All he had to do was make sure everything looked fine on the boat and report any problems back to them.
He didn’t check on the boat once. When they returned from England the bilges were underwater due to all the heavy rain from several hurricanes (boats are not really water proof, just water-resistant). The batteries were all flooded and the boat was a mess from all that standing water in it. Fortunately, they had a contract with him and held his feet to the fire. He replaced all the batteries and helped clean out he bilges. What a hassle.